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Extending the Holy Shrine of Hazrat Masoomeh

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PROJECT GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Name: Grand Project of Extending the Holy Shrine of Hazrat Masoomeh

Location: Qom, Iran

Architect:   Pirraz Consulting [] and Arg-e-Bam Consulting Engineers

Architect in charge: Mohsen Mirheydar

Project Director: AlirezaTabesh ( Within clinet Organization)

Land taking possession Plan Executive Manager: Habibollah Payani

Date: 1999 - 2005 

Site area: 19000 sqm

Ground floor area: 17000 sqm

Built area: 53937 sqm

Type: Religious

Budget: US$ 47’500’000

Photographer: Ahmad Aali

Client: The Office of custodian of the holy shrine of Hazrat Masoomeh

Awards:

  • Distinguished concrete project - IC I Yew 2005 

  • Honor Award - President of I.R. Iran Year 2005

  • Nominated for The Agha khan Award for Architecture, Year 2007

 

The project is a new extension to historical buildings of the holy shrine of Hadrat (Saint) Masoomeh in city of Qom. The original building of the holy shrine was founded in 2nd century of lunar hijri (9th century A.D.) and has been expanded during various periods of Iranian dynasties. The 2 hectare area allocated to the project, which was part of 92 hectares rehabilitation master plan of Qom city center, was located to the south of the old complex. The extension provides new prayer halls, new Sahn (court) and supporting facilities and balances the needs of pilgrims with other requirements of culture, climate, technology and function. The gross area of the whole building is about 54000 sq m. The most prominent characteristic of the project is its innovative approach of establishing a link with past besides creating a sacredness atmosphere by using up to date technology and materials.

An intriguing design element of the project is the exposed white concrete structure of the superstructure, including a square based dome, waffle slab ceiling and complementing mushroom capitals, inspired by old geometric Persian motifs matching the structural analysis of moments. Selecting white color for the structure, decorations and inscriptions, the architects wished to inspire innocence and purity of Hadrat (Saint) Fatemeh Masoomeh.Coherent white structure and decorations incorporating dramatic play of light poured in from skylights and marble flooring has created a new sense of place which is exclusive to this era and region as well as spiritual character.

 Source: Archnet

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